East Bay Yesterday

Grizzly Bears and Redwood Trees

Up until the 1850s, the East Bay was home to hundreds of grizzlies and some of the tallest redwoods in the history of the planet. Within about a decade of the Gold Rush, nearly all of the bears and the trees were wiped out. This episode looks back at the local environment before colonization—and explores how such a massive wave of devastation was able to change the landscape so quickly.

photo: Janko Ferlič via Unsplash


Artist Song Album Label
Lee RosevereShimmeringMusic Box: Dancing About ArchitectureHappy Puppy Records
Shericka Smith-DavisLucky manAlwaysShericka Smith-Davis
Shericka Smith-DavisChocolateAlwaysShericka Smith-Davis
deeBBlown OutThru Nature (EP)Dusted Wax Kingdom
Shericka Smith-DavisLucky manAlwaysShericka Smith-Davis
RawNo GuaranteesThe Raw ReportWe Live Raw
Leon WareOrchids For The Sun (feat. Quadron)Orchids For The Sun / Hold TightQuieres Chicle Records